Mr. David K. Nygren, Principal
Welcome to Rim of the World High School!
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year; this is my second year serving as principal and my twelfth year as an administrator in the Rim district and I am proud to be a Fighting Scot! Last year was a successful year for us on many fronts, but this year has the potential to be even better as we strive for continuous school improvement year after year. As Rim High students, staff, parents, and our mountain community, we know that we are better together and when we exude a heart for all, we exemplify Rim Pride and Tradition!
In April of last year, we started construction using Measure W bond funds, which includes new stucco and paint, new dual paned windows, and the remodeling of five sets of student restrooms. The work was scheduled to finish in December, but they are ahead of schedule and should finish this October! We are elated that the school is getting a facelift, we will be able to hold heat more efficiently, and our students to have new restrooms that are ADA compliant.
The 18-19 school year brought much success, academically, artistically, athletically and with activities. We raised both our English and Math proficient and advanced scores on the CAASP standardized tests while continuing to offer 14 different Advanced Placement courses. We had a WASC visit on March 17-20, 2019, and we were granted our accreditation until June 30, 2025. They left us several recommendations for improvement which we will be working on during our Professional Learning Communities throughout this school year. Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes and pathways continue to be a strength and lead to great career choices for our students.
We have hired a new band director this year, the band just held a Master Class with Jazz great Eric Marienthal, and the marching band plans on going to several parades and playing all of the home football games this year. Last year, our yearbook was the recipient of the Josten’s National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award, and our Art department held several student Art shows. RHS Drama will be performing “Elf, Jr., The Musical” this year as well as putting on a Haunted House fundraiser.
Last year, our Golf, Boys and Girls Tennis, Volleyball, and Wrestling teams were all league champions, and this year we will be finishing our last year in the San Andreas League before entering the newly formed 13-team and aptly named Arrowhead Conference in 2020-2021. We also created a new mascot last year, launched a customizable athletic wear online store for all sports, and took many of our athletic processes online (paperless). ASB leadership hosted new events like a Veteran’s Day Assembly, and new Senior activities like Movie Premiere nights and Link Crew activities. They are currently planning for our Homecoming Dance to be at Sky Park this year!
We are looking forward to 2019-20 being our best school year yet, and to working with each one of you to ensure that each student has the same opportunity for success in high school and beyond!
Yours in service,
David K. Nygren
Rim of the World High School
“Home of the Fighting Scots”